Foster homes are needed to temporarily house cats, dogs, and other pets of all ages and sizes until they are permanently adopted. Foster homes provide shelter, love, trips to the vet as needed, and transportation to regularly scheduled Pet Adoption Days. Pet food, supplies and veterinary care are provided by Carver-Scott Humane Society.
Watch this video to learn more about fostering with Carver-Scott Humane Society. A special thank you to the Minnetonka High School Vantage Program for putting this together!
Please read through some of our FAQs about fostering, and if interested, we invite you to come down to one of our Pet Adoption Days (held twice monthly) to meet our dog and cat coordinators and get more information about fostering for CSHS.
Alternately, you can call our message line at 952-368-3553, and leave your contact information for our volunteers to call you back. If interested in fostering dogs or puppies, leave a message on line 2, or if interested in fostering cats, kittens, or small exotics, leave a message on line 1. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a completed Fostering application.
We are unable to take in the many animals in need if we don’t have foster homes available to house and care for the animals. As much as many of us would love to be able to adopt each and every stray animal in need, we can’t. So the next best thing is to open your home and heart to a discarded pet on a temporary basis. Feed them, love them, and play with them, and when the time comes, celebrate their “graduating” into a permanent home of their very own.
The length of fostering can vary from a week to several months. Ideally, we ask that our fosters keep their foster pet until they can be adopted, although we know that is not always possible. We work with fosters to accommodate their needs as well as the needs of the foster pet, and we prefer that our fosters make at least a six month commitment.
Yes, the foster has the final say in which pets they choose to foster. CSHS will make every effort to match you with a foster pet that works well with your resident dogs or cats, family, and lifestyle.
CSHS assumes responsibility for all necessary veterinary care, but the vet visits must be arranged through our cat or dog coordinators. The costs of fostering an animal for CSHS is minimal, and fostering provides an opportunity for you to welcome a new furry family member on a temporary basis without incurring large veterinary bills.
No, CSHS also has a need for foster homes willing to care for rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, parakeets, and other kinds of animals.